London Air Terror Plot Stymied, Liquids Banned on DC Flights
A plot to explode several airplanes, mid-flight, originating from London's Heathrow via carry-on luggage was foiled this morning as British police arrested 18 terror suspects in London. Flights are being canceled in and out of London, and other European and International flights are being delayed up to two hours.
In Washington D.C., Reagan National and Dulles International have announced that they, like seven british airports have done, are banning liquids to be brought into the airport. Furthermore beverages and liquids bought inside the airport are also banned onto the airplanes, according to the TSA website, h/t Metafilter:
Effective immediately by order of the TSA, passengers may not bring liquids or gels of any size at the security checkpoint or in the aircraft cabin - including beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Such items may be transported in checked baggage. Passengers may have baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling. Passengers may also have prescription medication labeled with a name which matches the name on the passenger's ticket, insulin, or other essential non-prescription medications.
Beverages purchased beyond the security checkpoints must be consumed before boarding the aircraft. For further information, please go to www.tsa.gov. Thank you.